Agricultural water productivity Hotspots of rainfed areas in 2006
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The Hot spots of high and low water productivity was done by classifying the biophysical agricultural water productivity (kg/m3) layer into three classes: (i) High water productivity which includes values exceeding 1.0 kg/m3, (ii) Medium water productivity, includes values between 0.5 and 1.0 kg/m3 and (iii) low water productivity, includes values less than 0.5 kg/m3. The layer was for 2006,which was a normal year based on the annual mean precipitation data at the basin level estimated by SIWI. The rainfed areas were determined based on IWMI’s irrigated and rainfed area mapping procedures. This layer was one of the layers produced for “Supporting Coordination and Cooperation in Water Management in the Euphrates and Tigris Area CPET” project. The project aims to assess the status of water use in agriculture in the Euphrates-Tigress basin, determine and map the agricultural water productivity and identify options for improving it in problem areas of the basin in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.